Monday, March 31, 2008

Rooster on Buzzard Bay (SOLD)

Mrs. Haywood lives on Buzzard Bay. She is alway's bragging about her beautiful rooster. She sent me an email. I agree with her, he is pretty cool looking. I added the spur. The poor guy broke it off a few month's ago. He will get to wear it again, someday down by the sound. Acrylic on canvas 24"X16". (SOLD)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Mulligan's (on painting drunk) (SOLD)

I took a photo at 35mph headed north on the beachroad. The camera was tilted and I decided I could warp the architecture back into landscape. This was a fun painting. Hey, that's Gin Soaked Boy's car! Don't drink and drive while viewing a bar scene along North Carolina Highway 12 ( the beachroad) Acrylic on Canvas 24"X36".
This painting is sold.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Shore Leave (SOLD)

These stupid birds act like the fenced tern nesting area doesn't exist at all! Little eggs and 4 wheel drive don't mix. While I was painting this I kept thinking shore leave. I kept painting in and taking out the looming dark clouds in the distance. I decided that the wheel rut offered sufficient drama. I feel somehow guilty for the perils that these poor birds are painted in. Acrylic on canvas 18"X36".(SOLD)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Justin's Herd(SOLD)

Justin kept back some of his best holstien hiefers and crossed them with black angus and hereford bulls. The mix is "black baldie" brood cows. Addition of the holstien gave them more milk for the calf and a bigger frame. Good mix for a brood cow, generally. Holstien aren't quite as thrifty as some of the european breeds. Small polled heads typical of angus breeds mean ease of birth. Cross this cow with a purebred red angus bull, add lots of mother's milk and all the corn you can eat.They grow all summer in the sun, and the following spring this baby is usda choice and ready for market.
Acrylic on Canvas 12"X24"
This painting is owned by Justin's son, Trent.

Justin's Pasture

Justin Nilson is another one of my 80+ aged uncles. He used to have a dairy farm. He had all the modern stuff, like plows and corn pickers. One year his plow caught the corner of a very large rock. Soon after that he sold his dairy cows and switched his operation to beef cattle. The plow hasn't put furrows in his pastures in 30 years.
 Acrylic on Canvas 12"X24"
this painting is no longer available.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bedroom Windows

Another scene along North Carolina Highway 12 ( the Beachroad) This guy needs a new roof! There are 2 ways to do corners on cedar shakes, one is with corner boards, and the other is a "weaved corner" More craftsman look. Look for them. You can nap in this room after your swim.
Acrylic on canvas 24"X24" You can buy this painting directly from the artist for $250.00

Clinton's Cow (SOLD)

I couldn't call her 7211. This girl brings back a lot of memories. My uncle Clinton Nilson and his son Craig operate a dairy farm. Clinton is probably 80. He jokes that if life and death are just, then he will die with a teat in his hand. (pronounced "tit)" Dairy farmer humor. Acrylic on canvas. 24"X24" (SOLD)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Don't Look Back (SOLD)

There is a lesson here for all of us. Somehow these animal paintings are beginning to feel like just an induldgence. Who want's some ass hanging on their wall? . I may hang this in my May One Artist Show at The Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo, NC. Unless somebody out there in cyberworlds wants an ass hanging on their wall. Acrylic on Canvas 36"X24".
This painting is entered into the Molly Fearing Art Competition (SOLD)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mp8 revisited

Another sceen along the beach road. I added the pole. Who does that? linen on canvas. 9X12 The combo of linen, acrylic and small canvas's is like applying runny makeup to a mirror with your finger. Not that I would know about those things. $35.00

Black and White

More of those chicken's on vacation. 18"X24" Acrylic on Canvas. You can buy this original painting directly from the artist for $150.00

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Welcome to Southern Shores

Consider this more of a very very large study of a Hollywood Juniper and power poles to the beachroad. "Welcome to Southern Shores". Lots of powerpoles and an ocean view. Painting is not like all pleasureable things, in that, it is difficult to know when you are finished. Acrylic on canvas 36"X24" $175.00

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Just listen (private collection)

The first animals that I remember drawings were the horses. Who the hell wants to draw some silly chicken. I saw a painting of some old guy riding a mule on the internet yesterday. I bought a book once on drawing horses. I sort of wanted the mule and rider to be listening to some unheard far away noise. Do you hear it. Just Listen. There is a self portrait competition at Glen Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery. I might enter myself and the cowboy. All edges are painted. Suitable for framing or hang it as is. Acrylic on canvas 24"X16". Not for sale

Friday, March 7, 2008

Ruts (SOLD)

We've all been in these. Soft shoulder means soft shoulder. Proceed immediately to the nearest beach access. Don't even attempt to pull over along North Carolina Highway 12 (The beachroad). I moved the utilitiy poles 40+ feet to the south just to get them in the frame. Its North Carolina Power's problem now. I didn't call uloco. I'm a wild man with these brushes. Acrylic on canvas 24"X16" 
This painting is sold.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Buchanan House

This house always had an odd oriental look. Good architecture and bad architecture succumb to the sea. Small structure setbacks from the flsv= rate of erosion per year (X) years of your mortgage(30). Acrylic on Canvas 24"X16"

Monday, March 3, 2008

Design Gone Wild (SOLD)

I knew what I was going to call this before I started the painting. I did the entire painting with one brush. It didn't take me very long either. You can own this little bit of ocean view. Acrylic on Linen 12"X16" (SOLD)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Highway 12 Revisited #2 (SOLD)

Finally. Another painting. Similar to Highway 12 Revisited. This was another canvas that I first ruined with some left over red paint. Then a complete failure as a large landscape that looked similar to the gin soaked boy. Now this. Another one of them endless days. Swim paralell to the RIP CURRENT
I always try to "ruin" my new starts right off. It gets that part over with. I use the mud that is left over on my pallette. Now I'm not worried about the start. Or how good it is going to be. It's gotta get better. Right? There is some silly french term that has something to do with blonding the canvas. 18"X22" SOLD!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Rooster in Blue (SOLD)

                                                                this painting is sold.


I didn't mean to turn this dune into a garden, but I guess it is. Which reminds me, STAY OFF THE DUNES!
acrylic on canvas 16"x24"
this painting is sold.



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